'For Alex it's a case of life or death': For some the cost of living crisis is also a health crisis

Emma has to pay to power a range of medical equipment for Alex and her utility bills have gone up by £300 a month.

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5/19/2022 12:04:00 PM

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Emma has to pay to power a range of medical equipment for Alex and her utility bills have gone up by £300 a month.

Alex has a series of complex health conditionsThis is the stark situation faced by families with sick and disabled children at home, who rely on life-supporting machines.As energy prices go up, they simply cannot unplug."It worries me for the future if things do get worse," Emma says."How will it affect us as a family, what do we do? It's all very well and good someone coming in and saying"get an extra job, do this and do that" but I struggle now with the work I do now and looking after Alex. I mean Alex alone is a full-time job, caring for him.

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